Solutions Engineering

Blog Series: MySQL Configuration Management

MySQL access privileges

MySQL configuration management remains a hot topic, as I’ve noticed on numerous occasions during my conversations with customers.
I thought it might be a good idea to start a blog series that goes deeper in detail into some of the different options, and what modules potentially might be used for managing your MySQL database infrastructure.
Configuration management […]

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Three Things to Consider When Thinking About Containers

containers

Containers like Docker and Rocket are getting more popular every day. In my conversations with customers, they consistently ask what containers are and how they can use them in their environment. If you’re as curious as most people, read on. . .
How did this happen?
From what I understand, containers grew out of Google’s (and others’) need […]

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Myth Busting: MongoDB Scalability (it scales!)

MongoDB Scalability

Recently I was talking with Tim Sharp, one of my colleagues from our Technical Account Manager team about MongoDB’s scalability. While doing some quick training with some of the Percona team, Tim brought something to my attention: he mentioned to me that several customers he has been in contact with have been telling him that […]

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MongoDB revs you up: What storage engine is right for you? (Part 4)

MongoDB

Differentiating Between MongoDB Storage Engines: PerconaFT
In this series of posts, we discussed what a storage engine is, and how you can determine the characteristics of one versus the other:
“A database storage engine is the underlying software that a DBMS uses to create, read, update and delete data from a database. The storage engine should be […]

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MongoDB revs you up: What storage engine is right for you? (Part 3)

Differentiating Between MongoDB Storage Engines: RocksDB
In this series of posts, we discussed what a storage engine is, and how you can determine the characteristics of one versus the other:
“A database storage engine is the underlying software that a DBMS uses to create, read, update and delete data from a database. The storage engine should be […]

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MongoDB revs you up: What storage engine is right for you? (Part 2)

Differentiating Between MongoDB Storage Engines: WiredTiger
In our last post, we discussed what a storage engine is, and how you can determine the characteristics of one versus the other. From that post:
“A database storage engine is the underlying software that a DBMS uses to create, read, update and delete data from a database. The storage […]

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MongoDB revs you up: What storage engine is right for you? (Part 1)

Differentiating Between MongoDB Storage Engines
The tremendous data growth of the last decade has affected almost all aspects of applications and application use. Since nearly all applications interact with a database at some point, this means databases needed to adapt to the change in usage conditions as well. Database technology has grown significantly in the last […]

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Increasing Cloud Database Efficiency – Like Crows in a Closet

In Mo’ Data, Mo’ Problems, we explored the paradox that “Big Data” projects pose to organizations and how Tokutek is taking an innovative approach to solving those problems. In this post, we’re going to talk about another hot topic in IT, “The Cloud,” and how enterprises undertaking Cloud efforts often struggle with idea of […]

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Mo’ Data, Mo’ Problems

Welcome to blog #2 in a series about the benefits of the Fractal Tree. In this post, I’ll be explaining Big Data, why it poses such a problem and how Tokutek can help. Given the fact that I am a lifelong fan of both Hip-hop and Big Data, the title was a no-brainer and, […]

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Fractal Tree Greatness: The Nexus

In my recent travels, I’ve been speaking with database users at various meetups and trade shows worldwide. Very often, I got questions centering around the best use cases for our products, be it TokuDB, our MySQL storage engine, or, TokuMX, our distribution of MongoDB. Over 90% of the time, I responded Cloud, Big Data or […]

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